Frank London’s “A Night In The Old Marketplace”

CD Release Celebration for Frank London’s “A Night In The Old Marketplace”

Ron Caswell, tuba. bass
Brandon Seabrook guitar, banjo, mandolin
Art Bailey keyboards, accordion
Aaron Alexander, drums

And vocalists… La Tanya Hall, Manu Narayan (star of Broadway’s Bombay
Dreams), Craig Wedren (from Shudder to Think), The Klezmatic’s Lorin Sklamberg and many others featured on the recording.

CD Release Celebration:
Monday, March 26th
Barrow Street Theatre
27 Barrow St.
NY 10014
(corner of 7th Ave. South)
Admission: $20
Telecharge Website <> or by phone inside the NY metro area at (212) 239-6200 and outside the NY metro area at 1 (800) 432-7250.

A Night In The Old Marketplace In Stores –April 3, 2007

Soundbrush Records presents A NIGHT IN THE OLD MARKETPLACE by Jewish music
giant Frank London with lyrics by acclaimed playwright Glen
Berger. Inspired by the legendary 1907 Yiddish play by I.L.Peretz, this
extraordinary score mixes Jewish, jazz, classical, rock and world beats with
a dose of Kurt Weill and Tom Waits. This collection of 21songs is performed
by an array of stars including Manu Narayan (lead of Broadway’s Bombay
Dreams), the Klezmatics’ Lorin Sklamberg, pop legends They Might be Giants,
Celtic singer Susan McKeown, and Craig Wedren, leader of the cult rock group
Shudder to Think.

The Night in the Old Marketplace band features the hottest, most versatile
and exciting players on the new Jewish music scene: Aaron Alexander
(drums), Ron Caswell (tuba), Art Bailey (accordion/piano) and Brandon
Seabrook (guitar). London helped transform Jewish music through his work
with The Klezmatics, the Hasidic New Wave, and his Klezmer Brass Allstars.
Now he takes klezmer and Yiddish theater music solidly into the 21st century
with this boldly original project.

Illustrated CD booklet includes lyrics.

In addition to the aftermentioned bands he has founded, London has composed
the musical Green Violin (winner, Barrymore Award 2003), the Jewish
folk-opera A Night in the Old Marketplace (winner, Frederick Loewe award),
the song-cycle An Alphabet in the Sky, Tony Kushner’s A Dybbuk, John Sayles’
The Brother from Another Planet, Pilobolus Dance Theater’s Davenen, Pearl
Gluck’s Divan (Winner, Best Soundtrack, Monaco Film Festival),and Great
Small Works’ Memoirs of Glikl of Hameln.

The Klezmatics releaseded their settings of Woody Guthrie poems on two CDS,
the Grammy – nominated “Wonder Wheel” and “Happy Joyous Hanukah” to ecstatic
press and sold out theaters this winter. His latest recordings include Frank
London’s Klezmer Brass Allstars’ “Carnival Conspiracy” which won a German
Critics’ Award and was listed in Rolling Stone’s Top CDs of 2007, his
soundtrack to Pearl Gluck’s film “Divan”, his solo recordings of cantorial
music, “Hazonos”, Hasidic New Wave’s Belly of Abraham, and solo CDs
Invocations and Scientist at Work. Featured on over 200 recordings, he has
performed and recorded with Allen Toussaint, John Zorn, LL Cool J, Mel
Tormé, Itzhak Perlman, Lester Bowie’s Brass Fantasy, LaMonte Young, They
Might Be Giants, David Byrne, Gal Costa, Mark Ribot and Jane Siberry and on
HBO’s Sex and the City.

Mr. London’s film scores include music for The Shvitz, John Sayles’ the
Brother from Another Planet and Hombres Armados, Yvonne Rainer’s MURDER and
murder, A Brother’s Kiss, The Debt, and many others. In addition to
Pilobolus Dance Theater, he has composed dance scores for Yoshiko Chuma, Min
Tanaka, Tamar Rogoff, Elisa Monte and more. Musicologist Joel Ruben called
him the person most responsible for pushing the Klezmer revival in the world
beat and fusion with rock and jazz, and Harvey Pekar said “London is a
passionate intelligent soloist, one of the best jazz trumpeters to emerge
since 1980”

The Night in the Old Marketplace band features the hottest, most versatile
and exciting players on the new Jewish music scene. Drummer Aaron Alexander
released his thrash punk Jewish Jazz recording Midrash Mish Mosh on Tzadik
records, and is London’s bandmate in the Hasidic New Wave and the Klezmer
Brass Allstars. Ron Caswell is tuba player for everyone in New York City,
playing at Lincoln Center and in Balkan (Romashka), rock (The Knobs),
klezmer (Kleztrophbix) and other groups. Art Bailey and Brandon Seabrook are
both alumni of the Klezmer Conservatory Band (as is London). Bailey leads
his Orkestra Popilar and is a salsa and jazz virtuoso. Seabrook is the
hottest guitarist on the scene, toured and recorded with Paul Brody’s Sadawi
and the Klezmer Conservatory Band, influenced by John Bonham, Morton
Feldman, Bjork and The Minutemen.